Christmas comes….

As we all know, it comes along once a year.
Loving and giving and enjoying life are usually the ‘flavour of the month’
Then after the seasonal celebrations are over there’s a quiet peaceful laid back time
and that’s what I’m looking forward to

If all goes to plan I’ll be…..well I’ve no idea what I’ll be doing
I/we have no special plans made…..we’re just going to take it as it comes
Because after all, it’s Summer
and that’s what you do in quiet peaceful laid back times


I seem to have spent a lot of time recently ‘in the past’ thinking about my life
as well those of my Irish and Scottish ancestors
which I’m putting down to ‘my age’

That’s me thinking like my mother
Her answer to lots of unexplained things women did was often
“it’s her age, it does strange things to people”
Anyway it’s left me feeling rather emotional

At the moment I’m also feeling a bit tired and weary
(Yes, The Golfer shared and it got me in the end)
Maybe not with the same force but enough to knock me out for many days

So I think this is the right time
to push the seasonal pause button.
As in all the years past I’ve really enjoyed your company (and comments).
Still have some of those going into spam though – sorry Jane & Cathy – not sure why

Merry Christmas – Much love to you all – See you in the New Year
Cathy xx

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And now if you’re up for it, here’s a little bit of fun for you
Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy some toe tapping time

( a shortened/abridged version of)
Jimmy Shand’s Christmas Party 1986 from Letham Village Hall (with Bill McCue)
(sorry about the bit at the beginning)

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This is a full remastered version of the same event
Which includes a performance by Jean Redpath
plus two extra ‘dances’ at the beginning.
(It’s sharp and clear but seems to have lost some of the ‘warmth’ of the one above)

Wouldn’t it be great if they still had nights like this in the local hall

Today is the last time to link to Wednesday’s Words & Pics hosted by Denyse.
She and others will be back in the New Year though

23 Replies to “Christmas comes….”

  1. Hari OM
    …well, they still do – here in the Bonny Land! There will be many ceilidhean happening this next two weeks. (That’s the plural of ceilidh, in case you wondered!) Jimmy Shand was a staple listen in the Mac Clan household long years back. Thanks for sharing that. Have a wonderful and restorative blog break, Cathy. All the very best of the season to you and see you on the other side! YAM xx

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and the Golfer. I hope you have a peaceful time with better health and lots of joy.
    Happy New Year. May it bring you vitality and pleasure

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  3. Merry Christmas and I hope you feel good enough to enjoy your peace and quiet and your time off. I know what you’re going through because I just went through it myself and even though I’m a whole lot better I still feel tired all the time so I’m sure you are feeling that way too.

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  4. Oh, how I envy you having Christmas in the summer time. Heck, I envy anything in the summer time. It is cold, gray, dismal here in Central California. Depressing, but I know spring will eventually come. Enjoy your warm holidays, enjoy your summer, and I hope you come back with lots of good posts after you rest up.

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  5. Oh my, to the sneaky virus that certainly takes anyone who are joined at the hip. Even with the best intentions of keeping it at bay.

    It’s no fun that’s fore sure.

    Take it easy and if plans are canceled for now, you know your little neck of the woods is your safe haven.

    Happy holidays and yes see you in the new year…go well.

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  6. Hopefully you’ve recovered Cathy, we’re over our mild bout of the virus and all systems go for Christmas with family. Relax and enjoy the holidays as best you can. Take care.

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  7. Merry Christmas, Cathy. Thank you for your wise words this past year. It has been like visiting a friend.
    Stay cool (or warm – it is Melbourne) and be safe.
    See you next year xx

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  8. When my niece was little I enjoyed the festivities but now she’s an adult I’d much prefer to have quiet Christmases. This year it’s again just my mother and I and it’s very low-key which I like. So, not tiring that all thankfully!

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  9. I am sorry “it” got you…we are still ‘free of it’ and counting on staying that way as we venture to our first Christmas day lunch in 8 years with our daughter and family. I have really enjoyed our blogging connection, and appreciate your insights into ‘life’ very much…(I think we are close-ish in age and that helps)….. Thanks as always for being part of the Wednesday’s Words and Pics group with your post this week. It’s been great to know this link up has people joining in and I am delighted to have you here as one valued blogger! The link up returns on Wednesday 4 January 2023. Warmest wishes and season’s greetings, Denyse.


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